TV Series | TV-14 | | Action, Comedy, Drama
Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.
In How I Met Your Mother (2005), Barney insists that William Zabka's character is the titular Karate Kid, and he considers him as a personal hero because of that. This could be based on an actual fan theory that claims that Daniel is the real bully, while Johnny is the real Karate Kid. The theory gives some plausible reasons, such as the fact that while Johnny's behavior might not always be right, he never actually gets violent and uses his skills only for defense or de-escalation. Daniel on the other hand is always the attacker. It is also suggested that Daniel's motivations to learn Karate is not only to compete with Johnny, but also to take revenge on him.
Mr. Miyagi's first name changes in between The Next Karate Kid and this series. In the former his first name is stated as being Keisuke. In this series, his grave shows his first name as being Nariyoshi.
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